BD’s Solid, Offset Butterfly
Spring Loaded Cylinder
Provides up to 150 Retarding Horsepower
Air/Remote 4in w/Compressor
Rugged, Cast-Iron Housings
BD Engine Brakes enable your diesel to navigate downhill grades and mountainous terrain easier and safer than the vehicle’s conventional braking system. This will increase the life of the stock foundation brakes and prevent brake fade under severe-grade driving. The factory-approved backpressure provides the retarding horsepower to slow down the vehicle on even the steepest descents, or just for a highway off-ramp. The exhaust flow is not restricted when the stainless butterfly is open in the large 4 in. casting that bolts into the exhaust system.
The kits come with a lighted toggle switch for mounting conveniently on the dash. The brake releases as soon as the throttle is applied or the switch is flipped off. As with other BD designs, the backpressure is self-regulating. Once the pressure reaches specification, the butterfly position changes to maintain the highest pressure possible. This variable orifice design offers far superior retarding performance throughout the engine rpm range, compared to a fixed orifice design that only offers peak retarding performance at peak rpm.
BD’s exclusive Variable Orifice Technology
BD’s solid, offset butterfly
Provides up to 150 retarding horsepower throughout the engine’s RPM range
Rugged, cast-iron housings
BD’s exclusive alum bronze bushing
Stainless steel butterfly shaft
Proven to stand-up under the harsh, high heat conditions of the exhaust environment
All mounting hardware is made of corrosion resistant stainless steel
Air compressor included
There’s a reason why the BD Brake is the most widely-recognized diesel exhaust brake in the industry: It’s the best! Compare it to the competition, and you’ll see why.
Trucks with automatic transmissions are suggested to also install an AutoLoc for electronic controlled lock-converters, or, a lower stall converter for manual or no lock-up converters
Exhaust Back Pressure test gauge kit 1030050 suggested for the set-up of exhaust brakes